Massive spider claims six seats for itself on busy melbourne train

 
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
https://Railpage.com.au/news/s/massive-spider-claims-six-seats-for-itself-on-busy-melbourne-train

Sounds like half the regular passengers on the network with bags/feet on seats. Bet it didn't have a MYKI either.
It had one plus, however, it probably wasn't broadcasting its last night's sexual activities on a mobile phone.

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  1771D Junior Train Controller

It was probably just a harmless huntsman spider.  I'd rather share seat space with the spider, than some of the other creatures that ride the trains.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Would it have been fined eight times for feet on the seats?
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
What a bunch of wusses. Back in the Good Old Days, someone would have just thrown it out the window...
  Flygon Train Controller

Location: Australia
What a bunch of wusses. Back in the Good Old Days, someone would have just thrown it out the window...
apw5910
Maybe you haven't noticed, but the windows don't open no more. Razz

EDIT: As the below poster has pointed out, I'm made of smeg. But deleting this post would deny I made a stupid mistake!
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Maybe you haven't noticed, but the windows don't open no more.
"Flygon"
Maybe you haven't noticed that apw5910 referred to "the Good Old Days". These were when windows did open.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Not trying to hijack thread, but, my partner of 25 plus years, has an aversion to anything creepy, and crawly. When teaching her to drive, she pulled up abruptly, crawled out the passenger side door, over my lap, in complete silence. Then went into meltdown. A huge huntsman was on the INSDE of the windscreen. Took some time to calm her, and remove threat. Spiders, snakes, don't particularly bother me, anything above me, in food chain, is a different matter.

On another occasion, we stayed at relatives weekender, in the Capartee Valley, a comfortable tin shed, power, A/C, but still a shed. On sighting, a huntsman spider, the boss informed me, I NEED TO SPRAY IT. Against me advice advice, she did. Well it didn't kill said spider, simply pi$$ ed off the other dozen, or so, that were hiding. She does not spray anymore.
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
Back in the Good Old Days, my model railway was taken over by hundreds of huntsman hatchlings. The station and yard had these huge four (scale) foot diameter monsters roaming around! I got rid of them overnight by leaving a window open. They did that back in the day, Capitan Obvious. I put a stick from the window to the model railway as a bridge for them to the outside world. They were all gone the next day.
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
Just recently a Huntsman spider is being quoted as the cause of a 4 car pile up at Blaxland, NSW that blocked the Great Western Highway for over an hour.

From what I read of the report, its claimed the spider dropped from the headlining onto the Driver causing the person to loose control of the car.
I must say I had one appear from behind the Sun Visor one day and my old Valiant Station Wagon never stopped so quickly or was evacuated by myself, Wife and 3 kids in seconds as it was that day.
  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
Maybe you haven't noticed, but the windows don't open no more.
Maybe you haven't noticed that apw5910 referred to "the Good Old Days". These were when windows did open.
Valvegear
Six seats. Would've been a comeng, and as such, the carriage would've had opening doors on the end.
  Flygon Train Controller

Location: Australia
I didn't think this through. Razz
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Cue the appropriate nerdy 1990s song:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmQYICF7ExU
  Plan B Junior Train Controller

Maybe you haven't noticed, but the windows don't open no more.
Maybe you haven't noticed that apw5910 referred to "the Good Old Days". These were when windows did open.
Six seats. Would've been a comeng, and as such, the carriage would've had opening doors on the end.
Camster
I saw the story in the press complete with photo

the spider had crawled under the seat when the photo was taken, the empty seats were the 2 seats with the spider, the 2 seats immediately behind it and the two seats facing it.

It was an X-Trap
  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
Maybe you haven't noticed, but the windows don't open no more.
Maybe you haven't noticed that apw5910 referred to "the Good Old Days". These were when windows did open.
Six seats. Would've been a comeng, and as such, the carriage would've had opening doors on the end.
I saw the story in the press complete with photo

the spider had crawled under the seat when the photo was taken, the empty seats were the 2 seats with the spider, the 2 seats immediately behind it and the two seats facing it.

It was an X-Trap

Plan B
Cool. Thanks.

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